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EU hits Putin business associates with sanctions: officials

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 04:37

The EU has agreed to impose asset freezes and travel bans on business figures and entities closely associated with Russian President Vladimir Putin who have benefited from the Ukraine crisis, EU officials said.

Putin defiant in face of new EU arms sanctions

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 22:53

President Vladimir Putin on Monday urged Russia`s defence industry to swiftly cut imports as the EU looks set to impose a ban on the sale of weapons and technology over Ukraine.

EU readies sanctions against close Putin associates: Sources

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 16:19

The EU was readying a fresh list of sanctions on Monday, sources said, to hit close associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin deemed to have profited from Moscow`s annexation of Crimea and intervention in Ukraine.

Putin and Australia`s Abbott discuss MH17 probe

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 01:20

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Saturday discussed how an international probe could be set up into the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine, in which 28 Australians were killed.

International aviation officials to hold emergency talks on MH17 downing

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 06:26

World aviation officials will hold an emergency meeting to discuss the downing of Flight MH17 over Ukraine, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) announced today.

Putin igniting dangerous nationalist fervour: US general

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 20:50

Russian President Vladimir Putin`s military intervention in Ukraine is fanning nationalist sentiments that could spread across the region with dangerous, unpredictable consequences, the US military`s top officer has said.

Canada announces sanctions against Russia, Ukraine

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:34

The Canadian government has announced new economic sanctions and travel bans against Ukrainian and Russian individuals and entities.

Vladimir Putin igniting dangerous nationalist fervor: US general

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 09:00

Russian President Vladimir Putin`s military intervention in Ukraine is fanning nationalist sentiments that could spread across the region with dangerous, unpredictable consequences, the US military`s top officer said.

Disenchanted with Putin, some Russians vote with their feet

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 13:02

Most of Vladimir Paley`s clients want him to dig up their family history with one goal in mind: making a case to obtain foreign citizenship and leave Russia.

Russian experts to participate in MH17 crash probe

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 08:07

Russian experts will participate in retrieving and deciphering data from flight recorders of the crashed Malaysian Airlines flight MH17.

US says blame for downed plane lies with Putin

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 07:41

The US said Wednesday that blame for the crashed Malaysian airliner lies directly with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Vladimir Putin signs law seen as crimping social media

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 23:35

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday signed a law requiring Internet companies to store all personal data of Russian users at data centres in Russia.